A rare cause of chronic cough in adult who is hot black tea drinker: Elongated uvula

Enoz M., Taninmis H., Yanardag H. , Katircioglu S.

Chirurgia, cilt.20, sa.4, ss.213-214, 2007 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: Chirurgia
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.213-214


Chronic cough is a common distressing symptom and it is defined as coughing for more than four weeks. There are many causes for chronic cough but asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease account for most of the cases. Other causes, such as dysfunctional swallowing, congenital anomalies and cigarette smoking, are also important. Long uvula is unusual reason for chronic cough in adult. An adult male patient with elongated, floppy uvula that is causing chronic cough through mechanical irritation of upper airway is presented.